Introduction to Microsoft publisher PUBLISHER 2007

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Introduction to Microsoft publisher Publisher 2007Objectives:The Nature of Desktop Publishing Microsoft Publisher Open a publicationExploring the Publisher Window, Task Pane and the Publishers Rulers Design Objects in the Publisher Gallery Insert, Change and Layering an Object

Objectives:Layering Objects Changing the Order of Objects Grouping Objects Formatting the Border of an ObjectSave a publication Print a publication

THE NATURE OF DESKTOP PUBLISHING - INTRODUCTIONPublisher is a desktop publishing program. You can create publications that use some word processing tools, but you will employ these tools in a page layout environment. Key desktop publishing elements that distinguish the Publisher workplace from that of a word processing program are: Frames: All objects (such as text, graphics and pictures, or WordArt) must be placed inside a frame before you can manipulate them in Publisher. Scratch Area: The area outside the boundaries of the document is where you can drag and store objects while you work on the page. Objects remain in this area when you save a publication. Smart Objects: These special-design components, such as logos or calendars, have wizards associated with them. Wizards help you edit smart objects, or you can ungroup the elements that make them up and edit each element yourself. Microsoft publisherMicrosoft Publisher 2010 is a desktop publishing program used to create professional looking publications and communication materials for print. It canbeusedtocreatea varietyofpublications.UsingPublisher,youcaneasilycreatebusinesscards,greeting cards,calendars,newslettersandmuch,muchmore.

To open MS Publisher Start >> all program >> MS office >> select MS publisher Open a publicationOpen a publicationClick the File tab, and then click Open.In the left pane of the Open Publication dialog box, click the drive or folder that contains the file that you want.In the right pane of the Open Publication dialog box, open the folder that contains the publication that you want.Click the file that you want and then click Open.

EXPLORING THE PUBLISHER WINDOW When Publisher is first launched a task pane will appear on the left side of the window. (Figure below) The task pane presents several options for creating new Publisher publications. On the right side of the window is a selection window called the Publication Gallery. (See figure below) The Publication Gallery reflects the choices made from the task pane. The Task Pane: The task pane provides the fastest mechanism for opening new publications, displaying existing publications or other publishing gallery options.

EXPLORING THE PUBLISHER WINDOW The Menu Bar: provides access to the commands and settings you use to create documents in Publisher. o Choose a command from the Publisher menu o The task pane display will change with the option chosen.

EXPLORING THE PUBLISHER WINDOW Publishers Rulers: Lying along the top and left side of your layout are Publishers rulers. (See Figure below) Use the rulers to measure and align objects and position them in relation to the margins or your publication. The zero points on the rulers correspond to the upper left edge of your publication page, not to the corner of the window or layout area.

DESIGN OBJECTS IN THE PUBLISHER GALLERY The Publisher gallery is a blank canvas for you to create on. All design elements created on the canvas are objects that sit on top of the canvas. Each element can be changed, moved, sized, colorized etc. each independent of one another. Objects Objects are inserted on your publisher document (canvas). An Object can be a text box, a picture, a shape etc. An Object is active when it is selected. Active means that it is the object that is currently selected and can be edited. Small circles appear around the outside boundaries of the object to show that it is active.

Insert & Change an Object To insert an object on the publisher gallery: 1. Select the Object from the Object toolbar. 2. On the publisher gallery page, hold the left mouse button down and drag to create the desired object size.

Insert & Change an Object 3. Release mouse button to complete the drawing process. 4. If you have created a Text Box, select inside the object and begin typing desired text. 5. Text Font, Size, & Color can be changed while the object is active by selecting the appropriate icons on the formatting toolbar.

Insert & Change an Object 6. The object background color can be changed while active, by selecting the Fill color icon on the formatting toolbar. 7. The Object Outline Color & Line Style can be changed while active by selecting the appropriate icons on the formatting toolbar.

Layering Objects Objects can be layered on the publisher gallery. If you have a picture or background you wish to use behind text or any other type of object it all can be done. 1. Objects automatically stack in individual layers as you add them. 2. Objects are layered in the order in which they are placed in the gallery. 3. You see the stacking order when objects overlap - the top object covers a portion of objects beneath it. 4. Individual objects or groups of objects can be moved in a stack. For example, you can move objects up or down within a stack one layer at a time or you can move them to the top or bottom of a stack in one move. You can overlap objects when you draw to create different effects.

Changing The Order of Objects Move an object forward or backward within the layers 1. Select the object you want to move. a. If the object is hidden, select any object, and then press TAB or SHIFT+TAB until the object you want is selected. 2. Select one of the following: to bring object closer or front or back: Bring an object one step closer to the front 1) From the Arrange menu, point to Order, and then select Bring Forward 2) The object will move one layer forward Changing The Order of Objects Send an object one step toward the back 1) From the Arrange menu, point to Order, and then select Send Backward 2) The object will move one step to the back of the layered stack. Send an object to the back of the stack 1) From the Arrange menu, point to Order, and then select Send to Back 2) The object will move to the back of the layered stack. * NOTE : When using the order commands, a single object or a group of objects can be moved at the same time by holding the Shift key down and selecting the multiple objects to be affected.

Grouping Objects The Group commands are used to group objects. Combine objects so you can work with them as though they were a single object. Grouped objects can be flipped, rotated, and resized or scaled as a single unit. The attributes of all objects in a group can be changed at one time - for example, you might change the fill color or add a shadow to all objects in the group. Or, you can select an item within a group and apply an attribute, without ungrouping. Groups within groups can be created as well to help you build complex drawings. You can ungroup a group of objects at any time and then regroup them later. Grouping Objects Group Objects 1. Select the objects you want to group. Hold the shift key down to select more than one object. 2. From the Menu Toolbar, select Arrange and then select Group. Once objects are grouped, they act as one. So whether you want two objects or ten objects grouped, they act as one object.

Ungroup and Regroup Objects Ungroup Objects 1. Select the group you want to ungroup. To select more than one object, hold the shift key down while you select multiple objects. 2. From the Menu Toolbar, select Arrange and then select Ungroup. Regroup Objects 1. Select any one of the objects that was previously grouped. 2. From the Menu Toolbar, select Arrange and then select Regroup. NOTE * After you have grouped you can still select any single object within the group by first selecting the group. Then, click on the object you want to select. Formatting the Border of an Object Add a line border of any color or thickness, a redesigned border, or a custom border to a page, text box, Autoshape, picture, or around a group of objects in your publication. If the page, text box, AutoShape, picture, or group of items already has a border, you can change or remove it. Change or add a border to an object Line Border 1. Select the outer edge of the object. 2. The object circles appear showing that the object is now active. 3. The mouse pointer should look like a plus sign with arrows.

Formatting the Border of an Object

4. Right click while the mouse pointer is on the border and select Format AutoShape from the menu. Formatting the Border of an Object 5. The AutoShapes Dialog box appears. 6. From the Color and Line tab, select the Color field under the Line options. 7. Once the color of the line is chosen, select the line style and weight that you want from each of the other fields

BorderArt To use publishers BorderArt capabilities instead of a line border: 1. Follow steps 1 - 6 on the previous page. 2. From the Color and Line Tab, select the BorderArt button.

BorderArt 3. The BorderArt Dialog Box appears.. 4. Select from the Available Borders, by selecting the border. The selected border appears in the preview box to the right. 5. Select OK 6. The weight of the border can be changed in the Format AutoShape dialog box under Line options. 7. Select OK The Border appears around your object

Save a publicationSave a publicationBy default, Publisher saves a file in a default working folder. If you want, you can specify a different location.Click the File tab, and then click Save.Notes If you are saving a file for the first time, do the following:In the Save As dialog box, in the File name box type a